Sometimes I make a quilt top with no idea how to quilt it, or what I'm going to do with the quilt. Sometimes I just make the quilt top because I want to.
I completed this top a few years ago, couldn't decide how to quilt it, or what to do about borders, so I put it away. Here is the post when I actually finished the top. I think there are 1600 2" squares in this top, it's a beautiful colorful pattern.
I came across the top about a month ago in my search for a Kona bundle (that I know I own, and still can't find) and knew immediately some matchstick quilting would be just the thing, and borders schmorders, who needs borders. But first I needed a back and maybe a huge label.
And some help with the basting (teach them young)
So here we are all nice and crinkly from washing, with a huge label so everyone knows her name.
I quilted with 4 different Aurifil colors in a crosshatch pattern, not really a pattern though, I just quilted as I felt an area needed more. Actually it's hard to stop matchsticking once you start, I want to do the whole thing, I made myself leave open spaces for this quilt, but I also tried to have every square touched with quilting.
The Tokyo Subway Map pattern is available in Oh, Fransson (Elizabeth Hartman) website.
I am pleased that I waited to quilt this until I had the perfect idea for quilting. I know some people don't like to have incomplete projects, but I have to have the right feelings about a quilt to work on it. Whether it's piecing or quilting, my interest needs to be piqued. And now I have a beautiful finished quilt!